Treating your migraines through chiropractic care

Migraines are a common condition that can affect numerous Australians of all ages and backgrounds and which can be completely debilitating. These punishing headaches may be recurrent and extremely painful and could see people spending hundreds in pain relief medication every year. Instead, why not consider preventative treatment from a chiropractor? Treatments devised to help reduce migraines and headaches have been offered by chiropractors for many years and is cost effective. By investigating and understanding the root cause of your migraine, treatment and exercises could be designed to reduce your symptoms and prevent relapses.

What causes a migraine?

Whilst the exact causes of migraines are not fully understood, it’s believed that these debilitating headaches may be produced by imbalances in the brainstem and its connection with the major pain pathway known as the trigeminal nerve. Commonly recognised triggers for migraines include stress, dietary imbalances, hormonal imbalances, sleeping patterns, and environmental changes. There is also strong evidence to suggest links between spinal function and headaches.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

The most typical symptoms of migraines are throbbing pain in the temple area, nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. Studies have suggested that patients suffering migraines who seek chiropractic treatment found either a complete reduction or a reduction to the intensity of migraines. There are several research studies which indicate that patients with chronic headaches tend to have a straighter curvature of the neck or a neck that curves the reverse way. By restoring the natural curve in the neck through chiropractic manipulation, the body could function properly again and you may find a reduction in migraines and other symptoms.

How are migraines treated?

When you visit our dedicated chiropractors, we will complete a thorough examination to attempt to establish the cause of your headache or migraine. Once the cause is known, we will focus on chiropractic adjustments such as restoring and enhancing motion in the spine and specific exercises which may strengthen the surrounding muscles. We may also consider devising specialised exercise programs, diet, exercise and behavioural changes or posture realignment if we believe that this will be an effective treatment for you. Book an appointment online at https://www.mychiro.com.au/#prices and start pre-emptive care for your migraines today.

Photo: The Anatomy of a Migraine by DeeAshley licensed under Creative commons 4